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Korean Studies Minor

Korean Studies Minor

This minor recognizes students who have undertaken a concentrated study of the language and culture of Korea.


All students new to SLLC courses must take the online Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) before registering for classes.

Prerequisite Courses for the Korean Minor (6 Credits)
Course       #Course Name         Credits      Prerequisites
KORA101  Elementary Korean   3               None
KORA102  Elementary Korean   3               KORA101

Note: Students with prior experience in Korean may satisfy these prerequisites with an appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Language Acquisition Courses (6 Credits)
Course #        Course Name               Credits     Prerequisites
KORA201      Intermediate Korean I   3              KORA102
KORA202      Intermediate Korean II  3              KORA201

Students may take more advanced courses for credit

  1. In a Study Abroad program
  2. At other universities in the D.C. Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area or
  3. At other campuses of the University of Maryland system / UMBC Korean Program

Three courses in Korea-related studies from fields such as history, sociology and art history (9 credits)

At least one of these courses must have broad East Asian content to provide breadth to the minor. See TESTUDO for the current list of course offerings

At least 9 of the 15 hours required for the major must be at the 300-level or above. No more than 6 of the 15 credits toward the minor may be transferred from Study Abroad.

Declaring a Korean Studies Minor

To explore or declare a minor, please fill out and submit the online contact form.

Advising for Korean Program Minors

Undergraduate students can pursue a minor in Korean studies.

We offer special opportunities to:

For more information contact Dr. Robert Ramsey:

Advisor Contact

S. Robert Ramsey

Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Professor and Korean Program Advisor, Korean
Professor, Japanese

(301) 405-4256